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Quanergy Announces $250 Solid-State LIDAR for Cars, Robots, and More

From IEEE Spectrum

By Evan Ackerman

Yesterday at CES, Quanergy, an automotive startup based in Sunnyvale, Calif., held a press conference to announce the S3, a solid-state LIDAR system designed primarily to bring versatile, comprehensive, and affordable sensing to autonomous cars. The S3 is small, has no moving parts, and in production volume will be US $250 or less. According to…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 7, 2016 at 11:44am — 9 Comments

Kentucky Drone Shooter Case May Let FAA Dictate Legal UAV Flight Heights

From inverse.com

By Adam Toobin

If 2015 was the year of the drone, 2016 is turning out to be the year of drone regulations. The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered that all drones be…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 7, 2016 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

DIY Drones at 74,000 members!

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a big 74,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.3 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 43,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 34 days to add these latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 4, 2016 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Drone School 3: Your first quadcopter flight

Let's go through the basics of your first quadcopter flight

From gizmag

By  DECEMBER 20, 2015

You've got your first…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 21, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

TOKYO POLICE AIM TO CATCH DRONES IN A NET

From Hackaday

by:

A Japanese protester flew a quadcopter with a symbolic amount of soil from the contaminated Fukushima region onto the roof of the Prime Minister’s office in April. Although it was a gesture, it alerted the Tokyo police department to the potential need to be able to pull drones out…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 20, 2015 at 8:31am — 12 Comments

FARMBOT AND WHY DOCUMENTATION’S VITAL TO OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS

farmbot-os From the Arduino Blog

Zoe Romano — December 16th, 2015

Even though this blog post is not about a truly autonomous vehicle I feel that the video at the end of the post as to why great documentation is the key to maintaining a robust open source community is important to all of us in the open hardware/open software sUAS community.…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 17, 2015 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

California drafts road rules for autonomous cars, upsets Google

Cars designed to be completely driverless, like that being tested by Google, are to be initially ...

Cars designed to be completely driverless, like that being tested by Google, are to be initially excluded from being granted licenses

From gizmag

    DECEMBER 17, 2015

To many, the concept of self-driving cars will still…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 17, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Shark vs. Robot

From Hackaday

 

In laymen’s terms they built a shark-chasing robot. You can guess what happened next…

The back story…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 8, 2015 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Don’t be a Drone Noob this Christmas

Hack a Day by George Graves

Traditionally, getting into the hobby of flying model aircraft required spending some serious coin, not to mention hours and hours of building and learning. All of that leading up…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 5, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

March of the drones: 10 ideas that moved flying robots forward in 2015

Earlier this year, the folks over at Dronestagram held their second annual drone photography contest and ...

From gizmag

 DECEMBER 3, 2015

Drones have continued to capture our imagination in remarkable ways throughout 2015. Despite the thick layers of bureaucracy that outlaw commercial use in much of the world,…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 5, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

DIY Drones at 73,000 members!

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a big 73,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.2 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 40,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 34 days to add these latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 1, 2015 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Autonomous RiverBot(TM) Goes 15 Meters Deep

From Hack a Day by Al Williams

If you want to make a submersible robot (or, really, any robot) you can either design it for a specific mission, or you can try to make it general purpose. The researchers at the Cura Oceanus Foundation opted for the latter approach with…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 15, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

DIY Drones at 72,000 members!

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a big 72,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.2 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 40,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 35 days to add these latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 27, 2015 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Drones Are Becoming the Oil Industry's Guardian Angels

The Boomerang

As petroleum has become harder to find, it's become increasingly costly and dangerous to extract. Could aerial data-collection bots create a new boom in fossil fuels?…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 22, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

DIY Drones at 71,000 members!

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a big 71,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.4 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 47,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 31 days to add these latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 21, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Droneport will enable drone deliveries of urgent supplies in Rwanda

The Droneport is slated to begin as a pilot project in 2016

From gizmag

 SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

Foster + Partners has drawn upon its considerable experience designing airports to conceive a Droneport for Rwanda. Gimmicky-sounding name notwithstanding, the ambitious project could save lives if…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 17, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Drones banned during Pope's U.S. visit

If you're going to see the Pope, leave your drones at home.

From CNN Money

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a statement Tuesday reminding Papal visitors and…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 15, 2015 at 1:00pm — 22 Comments

AMA’s Response to the FAA’s Drone Sighting Report

Dear Members,

As many of you are aware, there has been a marked increase in sensational media reports of drones…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 14, 2015 at 3:34pm — 9 Comments

OpenROV Trident - An Underwater Drone for Everyone

by OpenROV

After four years designing and piloting underwater…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 14, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

FAA Approves a Fleet of 324 Commerical Drones

  @ahiza_garcia

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a drone.

The…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 1, 2015 at 2:45pm — 6 Comments

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